DragonFruit-Lychee Smoothie or Sorbet

By: Esther Vasa

Dragon Fruit has many health benefits. It helps regulate glucose blood sugar levels and so this is a healthy choice for diabetics. It is also rich in Vitamin C and dietary fiber. Studies show that Lychees have cancer-fighting and anti-inflammatory properties. The translucent and juicy flesh of Lychees is packed with calcium, magnesium and protein. Watermelons are rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, C and B-complex, have thirst-quenching ability, good for your vision and who doesn't want to enjoy this fruit, anyways? Fresh coconut water is nothing but a mine of nutrients and is nature's energy drink. Now, let's combine all these to make a delectable smoothie or a sorbet!

Dragonfruit - 1/2
Lychees - 5 peeled and de-seeded
Watermelon Pieces (an inch-sized) - 6
Fresh Coconut Water - 1 cup
Ice cubes - 4 (for smoothie)

Blend all the ingredients until you notice the dragonfruit seeds crushed. If you are making a sorbet, just transfer into the sorbet maker until you get the desired consistency. I prefer not to add any additional water or sugar. Yields two tall glasses!